Richard Madden Is Betting Favorite To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond

No Time to Die - slated for an Apr. 8 release in the United States - will mark Daniel Craig's fifth portrayal as the iconic James Bond character.

This is widely expected to be the final 007 film for Craig, although some rumors have suggested that he could continue to portray the role. Of course, there was a belief that he wouldn't return for the role of Spectre, which was released in 2015.

There have been plenty of major names rumored to take over as Bond, with some speculating that a female will be cast as the character. This is an idea endorsed by Pierce Brosnan, who portrayed 007 in four Bond films.

Well, Coral (h/t Stefan Kyriazis of Daily Express), listed the betting favorites to take over as the next James Bond, and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden carries the highest odds of 1/2.

For what it's worth, Game of Thrones co-star Sean Bean endorsed Madden as the next Bond. The latter portrayed the 007 villain, Alec Trevelyan, in GoldenEye - which starred Brosnan as Bond.

Tom Hiddleston is currently holds the second-highest odds at 4/1. The 38-year-old is known for his roles in Othello, Coriolanus and Unrelated and the popular British series, The Night Manager.

Related: Daniel Craig Surpasses Roger Moore As Longest-Tenured Bond Actor

Two weeks ago, Craig surpassed the late Roger Moore as the longest-tenured Bond actor - setting the feat at 5,119 days. Craig's first Bond film, Casino Royale, was released in 2006. Moore and Sean Connery share the record for most Bond portrayal films with seven apiece.

It's anybody's guess what will happen in the next James Bond film, and if somebody else will be cast as Bond. For what it's worth, director Cary Joji Fukunaga filmed a trio of different endings for No Time to Die - so even Craig may not know will happen to his character.

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